Slayers and Superheroes: Whedonverse Quiz



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Fans of cult classics and sci-fi shows know that it's Joss Whedon's world — we just live in it! Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the entire Whedonverse.

Which of these Whedon shows premiered first?

"Buffy" was the first Whedon show to hit the big-time, premiering in 1997.


What Pixar flick did Whedon co-write?

Whedon was one of the writers that brought Woody and Buzz to life in the 1995 film "Toy Story."


Which of these Whedon series did NOT feature actress Summer Glau?

Whedon is famous for using the same actors in multiple projects, and he chose Glau for "Angel," "Firefly" and "Dollhouse."


What actor starred in "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog"?

Neil Patrick Harris played the singing supervillain in the Whedon miniseries.


What Dr. Horrible nemesis was played by Nathan Fillion?

Fillion played superhero and Dr. Horrible nemesis Captain Hammer in the web series.


Who is Dr. Horrible's love interest?

Both Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer spend the series competing for the affections of the lovely young Penny, played by Felicia Day.


What Whedon series is set in Sunnydale?

Buffy takes on the remarkably high number of demons, vampires and other evil creatures residing in the coastal town of Sunnydale.


What is the name of Buffy's best witch buddy?

Alyson Hannigan played the powerful witch Willow Rosenberg in Whedon's "Buffy" series.


What is Giles' role in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"?

Rupert Giles is a Watcher for Slayers. He protects and trains Buffy as she keeps vampires and other bad guys at bay.


What is the name of Buffy's little sister?

Michelle Trachtenberg plays little sister Dawn, who enters the series in season five.


What 2012 movie penned by Whedon featured Amy Acker?

Whedon was a writer on "The Cabin in the Woods" and hired Acker, who also appeared in "Angel" and "Dollhouse," for the film.


Where is the series "Angel" set?

"Angel," which ran from 1999 to 2004, tells the story of Angel the vampire after he moves to Los Angeles.


Who played the title role in "Angel"?

David Boreanaz played Angel, with Charisma Carpenter continuing the role of Cordelia Chase from Sunnydale.


How many seasons did "Firefly" last?

In perhaps the ultimate tale of shows that were canceled too soon, the space Western "Firefly" lasted just a single season.


What is the name of the space vessel on "Firefly"?

On "Firefly," a group of renegades sails aboard a Firefly-class ship named Serenity in the year 2517.


What superpower on "Firefly" consists of the U.S. and China?

In the "Firefly" universe, the U.S. and China have joined forces to form the Alliance.


What year was the film "Serenity" released?

"Firefly" fans were thrilled in 2005 when Whedon released "Serenity," which continued the story he started in "Firefly."


Who captains the Serenity?

Nathan Fillion plays Mal Reynolds, owner and captain of the Serenity.


What year did Whedon's "Dollhouse" series premiere?

The sci-fi series, which told the story of people who had their personalities programmed at a facility called a Dollhouse, hit the airwaves in 2009 but was canceled the next year.


What is the name of Eliza Dushku's character on "Dollhouse"?

Eliza Dushku plays an Active named Echo who is programmed at the Los Angeles Dollhouse.


What is Echo's real name on "Dollhouse"?

Determined FBI agent Paul Ballard discovers that Echo was once a girl named Caroline Farrell.


What corporation sponsors the Dollhouse program?

The Rossum Corp. sponsors the Dollhouses and hopes to use the mind-wiping technology to take over the world.


What year did Whedon enter the Marvel universe with the premiere of "Agents of Shield"?

Whedon's "Agents of Shield" (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) hit TV screens in 2013.


True or false: Whedon revived the Phil Coulson character for "Agents of Shield."

Despite the fact that his character was killed off in "The Avengers," Clark Gregg was brought back for "Agents of Shield" to revive the character Phil Coulson.


What role did Alexis Denisof play on "The Avengers"?

After roles on "Buffy," "Angel" and "Dollhouse," Whedon brought Alexis Denisof back to play the Other on "The Avengers."


What is Melinda's nickname on "Agents of Shield"?

Weapons expert Melinda May is known as the Calvary on "Agents of Shield."


True or false: It only took Whedon three days to write the script for "The Cabin in the Woods."

Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon needed only three days to write the screenplay for the 2012 horror flick.


What family is brought to life in "The Cabin in the Woods"?

After the cast reads a long-lost book, the zombified Buckner family rise from the dead to terrorize the cabin — and movie fans.


What role did Robert Downey Jr. play in "The Avengers"?

Robert Downey Jr. reprised his role as billionaire Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.


Who is NOT part of the Scooby gang?

Buffy, Willow, Xander, Giles and Cordelia make up the Scooby gang in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," arguably one of Whedon's most famous works.


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